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Health Experts: Delta variant spreading as warned

August is projecting to be a difficult month in Arizona as COVID-19 cases and deaths are surging as summer closes and school begins. The delta variant has become the more dominant coronavirus variant and is responsible for more than 75% of positive cases in Arizona. According to The Gerald Report,...
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Guard yourself against the West Nile Virus during monsoon season

PHOENIX, AZ - So far, the Arizona monsoon is still in effect, which means people still need to worry about mosquitoes and protect yourself from the West Nile virus. The most prevalent mosquito-borne disease in Arizona is caused by the West Nile virus. First discovered in the United States in 1993, and in Arizona in 2003, it's still unclear how the West Nile virus got into the U.S. Some speculated that it may have come from an infected traveler, bird, or mosquito.

Arizona Cities Get Behind Plan For Amtrak Corridor Between Phoenix And Tucson

While not quite on par with the historical significance of Promontory Point, last week’s announcement of Amtrak’s propose Tucson – Phoenix corridor would bring major changes to how Arizonans travel on a daily basis. “This new corridor links the rapidly growing Phoenix and Tucson areas with daily multi-frequency service between...

2-year-old girl fighting for her life after being pulled from Phoenix pool

PHOENIX - A toddler is in extremely critical condition after being pulled from a Phoenix pool on Saturday night, the Phoenix Fire Department said. The two-year-old girl was pulled from a pool near Elliot Road and 48th Street and her family gave her CPR before rescue crews arrived from Phoenix and Guadalupe, says firefighter and spokesperson for Phoenix Fire, David Ramirez.
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Toddler in extremely critical condition after pulled from pool in Ahwatukee

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - A toddler is in the hospital after being found in a backyard pool in Ahwatukee on Saturday evening. It happened in the area of 48th Street and Elliott Road. Firefighters say the 2-year-old girl was in the water for about five minutes before being noticed. She was pulled out and family members started CPR. Paramedics arrived and took over CPR and drove her to the hospital. The child is in extremely critical condition.
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Some Arizona teenagers still struggling emotionally during pandemic

TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - A recent survey done by the Junior Achievement of Arizona reflects the ongoing need for more educational and emotional support for high schoolers during the pandemic. The Arizona nonprofit surveyed more than 1,000 teenagers nationwide, with over a third of Arizonans aged 13 to 17...

Lawmakers Ask How Long the Boom Will Last

When legislative sessions ended last year, governors and state lawmakers were braced for a prolonged recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. They’d frozen hiring for government jobs and cut funding for services such as education, expecting tax revenue to plummet along with the economy. But the recession lasted just two...
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Maricopa County shares about illegal dumping

MARICOPA COUNTY, AZ—Illegal dumping is waste disposal in unauthorized and/or unpermitted areas, such as uninhabited desert areas, open ground, roadways sides, alleys, and construction site. According to the Maricopa County Environmental Services Department or MCESD, illegal dumping could lead to bigger problems, such as animal-borne diseases, since the wastes will attract rats, mosquitos, flies, and other insects. It will also cause bigger, unsanitary problems around the city.

Tempe hopes to improve operation, infrastructure at its 2 golf courses

Tempe is looking for a qualified contractor to step to the fore to help it with its golf-course operation and infrastructure needs. The city has issued a request for proposal, due by Sept. 9, to address those needs for improvement at Ken McDonald in South Tempe and/or Rolling Hills, in the center of the city near Papago Park. The two municipal golf courses offer diverse golfing experiences at an affordable price.